Casa del arco and the carillon clock
The house known as the Casa del Arco, which faces the current town hall building, acted as the seat of the local government from the 15th century up until the end of the 18th century, when due to different damages, its structure was declared a ruin. Following this, in 1865, the construction of the neoclassical-style town hall building preceding the current town hall was started.
The Casa del Arco was recovered in order to make it the home of a chiming clock containing automated figures of Miguel de Cervantes, Sancho Panza and Don Quixote de la Mancha, which at certain times of day come out. It was installed in the year 2005 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first part of Don Quixote, and the 750th anniversary of the founding of Ciudad Real.
December 1 to January 6 (Christmas carol): 12:00, 13:00, 18:00, 20:00.
January 7 to May 11: 12:00, 13:00, 18:00, 20:00.
May 12 to September 30: 12:00, 13:00, 20:00, 21:00.
October 1 to November 30: 12:00, 13:00, 18:00, 20:00.